Third summer session begins
Location: SUNY Oswego
Tuesday, June 30, 4:44 p.m. - 4:44 p.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Guided walk showing visitors what creatures are around, what they eat and where they live. Participants should dress for the weather and call 312-6677 the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited; unable to accommodate groups. An adult must accompany children. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. - noon
Men's Soccer vs. St John Fisher Scrimmage (Time TBA)
Tuesday, June 30, 4:43 p.m. - 4:43 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Harborfest Housing Available
Tuesday, June 30, 4:42 p.m. - 4:42 p.m.
Students explore the message and the medium, sender and receiver, theory and practice of human communication in all its richness and variety. From broadcast television to social networks, interpersonal communication to organizational, public relations to digital media, students in communication studies have a wide array of major, minor and career possibilities. All are knit together with emphasis on critical and innovative thinking, dynamic collaboration, scholarly and artistic achievement -- and a wealth of internship and career possibilities.
Majors and Programs
Communication studies offers majors in Broadcasting and Mass Communication, Journalism, Communication and Social Interaction, and Public Relations. A new combination BA in broadcasting/MBA benefits those entering the business side of broadcasting. The department's ties in the School of Communication, Media and the Arts ensure cross-disciplinary opportunities in Art, Theater, Film and more.
Top-notch hands-on production facilities attract many students to broadcasting, but that’s only part of the picture in a versatile, evolving and globally aware department. History and social context, message creation and analysis, and transmission and reception of speeches, news stories, broadcast programs, online conversations, corporate communications and much more help inform the study of meaning, effectiveness and communication excellence.
Hands-on learning stands front and center in communication studies, from the annual Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit to studying ancient rhetoric in Greece. Students independently produce The Oswegonian newspaper, WTOP-TV and WNYO-FM programming, and contribute skills to on-campus National Public Radio affiliate WRVO and area newspapers, television and radio stations.
Internships and study abroad opportunities abound, and can take students to MTV or ESPN, London or Madrid, small community newspapers throughout New York state or to national magazines in the Big Apple.
Students can join clubs and other organizations, from Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication studies scholarly organization, to the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Oswego emphasizes undergraduate research, and students often team with professors to present papers on campus and at regional and national conferences.
Faculty members engage in research and maintain a vibrant presence on campus through committees and service. Areas of expertise include new media, philosophy of technology, cable TV and radio production, interpersonal communication, rhetoric, women and minorities in media, news reporting and writing, public relations and community, conflict management, digital film production, health communication, mass media law, communication theory and. Adjunct faculty bring strong and current vocational practice to courses in all four majors.
In just the past several years, faculty have:
- Co-authored books, such as Kristen Eichhorn’s Interpersonal Communication: Building Rewarding Relationhip. Publications include numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations and pieces in community publications.
- Won an international honor when the International Communication Association's Public Relations Division bestowed its Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award on Bumsub "Gabriel" Jin for "The Roles of Public Relations and Social Capital for Communal Relationship Building: Enhancing Collaborative Values and Outcomes."
- Earned outstanding performaceperformance awards from the college such as Jessica Reeher’s President’s Award for Excellence in Advisement, John Smith’s Chancellor’s Award for Teaching as well as several “Great Teacher” awards through students by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
- Worked closely with students on dozens of scholarly research projects and poster presentations, including traveling to conferences such as the National Communication Associationworked closely with students on dozens of scholarly research projects and poster presentations.
Chairperson: Jennifer Knapp
Secretary: Shelly Reifke
Keyboard Specialist II: Deshawna DeBadts
Broadcasting Engineer: Patrick Moochler
Advisement Coordinator: Jessica Reeher
Department Full-time Faculty
Department Adjunct Faculty:
Effective communication is a life skill in many careers and disciplines. Communication studies has marquee alumni including NBC’s Al Roker and ESPN’s Linda Cohn and Steve Levy, cable TV pioneer Louis A. Borrelli Jr. and Mark Levy, vice president and creative director for NBC Sports and Olympics.
Thousands of graduates work in a rich mix of fields as diverse as management, education, training and development, public relations, broadcast and newspaper journalism, web publications, event planning, college student personnel, corporate communications, counseling, health, speechwriting, political communication, human resources and social marketing.